CREATING UNIQUE SPACES
Bespoke Gardens – Designed for Living.
Manoj Malde is an award-winning garden designer, writer and public speaker. Although raised in the UK, he attributes much of his love of colour to his ethnic background and Indian ancestry.
As a graduate of the Master’s programme in fashion design at the Royal College of Art, Manoj’s career has taken him to Italy, Germany, New York, Hong Kong and India. He worked in the fashion industry for 18 years, latterly as creative director.
Manoj then studied garden design at the English Gardening School and uses much of his fashion experience within his present career as a landscape designer. Although the materials have changed, his thought process still begins with themes, mood boards, colour palettes and textures. Manoj has a wealth of knowledge and design experience.
Manoj works closely with his private clients to create a unique space that reflects their personality. He also works with architects, interior designers and corporate organisations.
Perfect Plants for the Perfect Place
Delivering a garden design that is unique to you and sits cohesively with your home and the surrounding area.
Connecting with our Clients
Understanding our clients needs is key to delivering a garden, which meets both the brief and high expectations.
It’s all in the Detail and Finish
Gardens designed with a wealth of knowledge and design experience and constructed by reputable contractors means we deliver perfect results.
Every garden design is individual, capturing the personality of our clients. We achieve this by getting to know your likes and dislikes. We achieve this by getting to know your likes and dislikes. We believe in taking our clients on an exciting journey by looking at images and samples together. This is an energetic meeting looking at magazine tear sheets, pinterest and Instagram images. The information collected will help us to deliver a garden design that is unique to you and sits cohesively with your home and the surrounding area.
SURVEY & SITE ANALYSIS
We will test your soil to understand its pH level and quality, in order to advise on improvements and plant selection. The aspect of the garden helps us understand the light conditions through the day. Determining areas of light and shade helps us with the plant selection process.
Contractors will be provided with the survey, presentation plan, planting plan to provide you with an accurate quote. In addition will create a setting out plan and construction drawings for any bespoke features.
A specification document will be written ensuring a high quality of construction and finish for your garden.
The quotes will be sent to our design studio to make sure all areas have been covered. A quotation comparison is put together for the client’s perusal. This enables the client to make an informed decision about which contractor they would like to appoint.
On completion, we also offer an ongoing maintenance service through our sister company Couture Gardens, to retain the illusion of effortless beauty. Talk to us, or visit www.couturegardens.co.uk for more information
BENEATH A MEXICAN SKY
CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2017
A beautiful, colourful space. The perfect place to sit, relax and be transported to a slice of paradise.
ROOF GARDEN SANCTUARY
Large bespoke containers created a balustrade all around the garden with lush planting suitable for the conditions.
“Visitors to this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show enjoyed an award-winning and colourful design, dramatically different from any other garden at the 2017 show. The bold, beautiful creation, named ‘Beneath a Mexican Sky’, transported visitors to the garden’s namesake and its designer, Manoj Malde, took his inspiration from the modernist architect Luis Barragán.”www.houzz.co.uk
“Designers saddled up! I couldn’t help noticing an equine theme running through the show . There was a copper wire sculpture by Rupert Till of a horse’s head on Manoj Malde’s garden. Urban gardens to the orange and pink walls in Manoj Malde’s garden, inspired by the Mexican modernist architect Luis Barragán.”The Guardian Weekend
“INLAND HOMES: BENEATH A MEXICAN SKY’ Garden design newcomer Manoj Malde of Couture Gardens has created a space inspired by Mexican Pritzker Prizewinning architect Luis Barragán. With walls painted in bright pink and orange, and a bronze wire sculpture of a horse by artist Rupert Till.”ELLE Decoration
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Building Without Creative Boundaries
High quality of construction and finish for your garden